National Transportation Safety Board: Pilot David McElroy knew about faulty tachometer before deadly plane crash in Shirley

The National Transportation Safety Board says that a pilot involved in a fatal plane crash last year knew about a faulty device on his craft

Newsday reports that the NTSB claims that pilot David McElroy, of Orient, knew he had a bad tachometer, but failed to fix the device before his deadly plane crash in Shirley last year.

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Newsday reports that the NTSB claims that pilot David McElroy, of Orient, knew he had a bad tachometer, but failed to fix the device before his deadly plane crash in Shirley last year. I (8/28/13)

SHIRLEY - The National Transportation Safety Board says that a pilot involved in a fatal plane crash last year knew about a faulty device on his craft before it crashed.

Newsday reports that the NTSB claims that pilot David McElroy, of Orient, knew he had a bad tachometer, but failed to fix the device before his deadly plane crash in Shirley last year.

Investigators say McElroy and a mechanic told buyers his plane was "airworthy."

McElroy and potential buyer Jane Unhjem died in last August's crash. Jane's husband survived the crash.

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